Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thrifting Thursday June 6 2013

Hello Thursday Thrifters~ Today I am showcasing two recent successful shopping trips. The first pic on the left shows what I found for around $10 at the new DAV thrift store in our area. The red leather belt was a steal at $1.98. Not only will that interesting buckle make a great pendant, but the tooled leather is in great condition and will be used for some bracelets.  
I used my 40% off at Michael's coupon and purchased a kit for heavy duty leather snaps so now I can make bracelets with good closures.

In the upper left you see a 100% copper bracelet. It was .99, and had a nice deep design but was bent and scratched.  That was no problem as I could re-hammer, patina and buff it to give it new life.
 
I also took apart the necklace with multiple base metal discs and after cleaning, did some patina treatments and added a bit of alcohol ink which gives a nice contrast of rusty and indigo.
The other pins, bracelets and necklaces were broken down and cleaned and are awaiting some inspiration

A few days later, on the other side of town I dropped about $15.  I stopped by the Salvation Army store and found these two leather belts [$1.98 each] in brown and black with great  detailed buckles.   
Also a [NIP] card of glass rings , a nice heavy chain belt with faux pearls, a  heavy  rolo chain necklace and several orphan earrings, a shoe clip and a big base metal piece.
 All the watches were .99 each and will find their way into some 'steampunk' inspired resin work.




So I have some more thrifty goodies to work with, now if I can just carve out some time to make the magic happen :-D
Thanks for checking in ~ I always appreciate you spending a few minutes with me
Have a great rest of your week.
Warm Regards,
Tammie





6 comments:

  1. Awesome finds. It is cool to find someone else that shops thrift stores. Would never have thought about using belts...but will in the future!

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  2. I need to go shopping with you, great finds.

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  3. Looks like you had some good finds. Will you be using the belt buckles to make some neat jewelry too?

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    1. Hi Dolores, yes, I make them into pendants. See my previous post here for some pics >> http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com/2013/05/thrifting-thursday-belt-buckles.html

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  4. I just love those heavy watch chains, Tammie!

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  5. Thanks for the inspiration Tammie

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